October 16, 2014

Lost in Bedroom Twenty Nine by Eira Needham

Not knocking, I clunk open
the door, into a room
supposedly vacant.

She sits on a chair
by the window,
rocking and purring.
Sun glosses her dun mane
as it sprawls
around furrowed features.

Sorry, I breathe.
Her life entangled in bygones,
the old woman's gaze
never wanders from
the plumped-pillow face
of her baby, cradled
in a white sheet.

Eira Needham is a retired teacher, living in Birmingham UK. Her poetry is eclectic and has been published in print and online. Recent publications are in The Tower Journal, Cyclamens & Swords and Green Silk Journal. She has also been Featured Writer in West Ward Quarterly.

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